Bothwell-University of Missouri Rural Family Medicine Residency

Program Overview

The Bothwell-University of Missouri Rural Family Medicine Residency trains service-oriented, evidence-based family medicine physicians to provide outstanding care and leadership for rural patients and their communities.

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What is a Rural Training Track?

A rural training track (RTT) is a residency program located in a rural geographic area that is separately accredited and, because of its generally smaller size and variable resources, is substantially integrated with a larger, often more urban, residency program. To ensure sustainability, it’s integrated in a substantive way utilizing shared resources, faculty, didactics, scholarly activity and more. The program’s location allows for residents to maintain a focus on serving the rural community with unique training opportunities that prepare residents for a future rural practice serving rural patients and addressing their needs. Separate accreditation ensures rigor in meeting the standards of accreditation while also providing flexibility in meeting the unique small scale of these programs. Learn about The RTT Collaborative.

Program Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

From Our Program Director

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Welcome to the Bothwell-University of Missouri Rural Family Medicine Residency. We are excited to begin this new 1-2-2 program in July 2022 with our sponsoring institution, the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Sedalia has long been a primary care-focused community. Residents prefer to have their care locally delivered, when possible, by physicians who are thoughtful, caring and truly interested in them as individuals.

We hope to find candidates who can commit to people while providing their medical care from birth to death. These individuals should be able to develop a lifestyle independent of their medical practice while simultaneously developing professional skills in the marvelous breadth of depth of family medicine.

The first year of training will be completed at the University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, Missouri, along with beginning continuity clinics at the Bothwell Family Medicine Associates clinic in Sedalia. The last two years will be at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia.

We are fortunate to have a faculty of committed family medicine physicians, surgeons, pediatricians, internists, orthopedists and cardiologists. Self-motivated candidates can thrive in a program that allows flexibility, creativity and unique hands-on experiences. Hospital care and office practice will be essential.

Opportunities for obstetrical training will be emphasized and encouraged during the residency while office surgical training, traumatic and dermatologic and endoscopic procedures can be available. Additionally, we can provide a robust geriatric continuity care experience.

I have practiced in this community for 37 years after having been recruited by a dynamic, forward-thinking family physician who cared deeply about his community and the residents’ well-being. I have no regrets about my choice of family medicine nor the community chosen and would encourage those who seek a rural training experience to consider joining us. Our learning experience can continue indefinitely.

Bob Frederickson, MD
Program Director

Misty Todd, MD
Associate Program Director

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Ellie Euer
Residency Coordinator


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Program Information

Community Advantages in Central Missouri

Sedalia combines all the elements of a thriving regional marketplace of 65,000+ people with the benefits of living in a small city. Conveniently located within an hour of Kansas City, Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks, life in Sedalia offers the amenities of a metro community without all the traffic, noise and congestion.

Find your optimal work/life balance in our family-friendly community! With a low cost of living, beautiful neighborhoods and a community where you can enjoy the best of both worlds, Sedalia is a great place to live and work!